Where's Nate?

living large in the four-oh-eight. wicked large.


downsize this.

How do you scale down from a comfortable 3/2 house in Silicon Valley to a tiny 1/1 apartment in Ann Arbor? Or going from the Golden State to the Ass-Cold Paradise? I've spent a good amount of time over the past few weeks pondering these questions. And the execution is underway.

Here are some items I'm taking:
> Everything I own with long sleeves
> Ice scraper for the Subaru
> iPod and Bose SoundDock
> PS2 (for my "Family Guy" DVD set)
> Midnight jam-friendly acoustic guitar
> IKEA Startbox (50+ kitchen items in exchange for sending a pair of jeans to Sweden)
> Two futons (one for sleeping, one for couching)
> Fly rod and golf clubs (for the three weeks before the snow begins to fall)
> Suits, ties, and dress shoes (with dust removed after three years in the Valley)

Other stuff will have to be purchased when I get there. Everything from a toaster oven to incredibly mundane items (hangers, trash cans, and shower curtains) will be either stolen from an Iowa hotel room or purchased with the Walmart herd.

The big question right now revolves around my laptop. I'm hell-bent on using my PowerBook for the next two years. However, the UM B-school doesn't care to support my computing decision. Screw that. So much for thinking differently.


  • At 7:24 AM, Blogger Matthew Kappenman said…


    I'm a fomer campus-rep who got pointed to your blog via Dave Morin's blog.

    Screw the b-school, bring the Mac anyway! Besides, you'll probably just end up converting half the class and the professor anyway!

    good luck!


  • At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Dave Morin said…

    Remember our top level messages Nate ;)

    1. You can always get your student discount.
    2. COMPATIBILITY. Your PB is standards compliant with everything. EVERYTHING.

  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger Mike Sassman said…

    Welcome back to Higher Education....the administrators suck...and the smart people are never in charge.

    You know what computer is best. Stick with it.

    Remember...big change never comes from the top. Force them to support Macs by selling your classmates.


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